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Strategies that work : teaching comprehension to enhance understanding  Cover Image Book Book

Strategies that work : teaching comprehension to enhance understanding / Stephanie Harvey, Anne Goudvis ; foreword by Donald Graves.

Harvey, Stephanie. (Author). Goudvis, Anne. (Added Author).


Teaches techniques designed to improve reading skills, covering how children can learn by making connections, asking questions, visualization, inferring answers, extracting ideas, and synthesizing information.

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  • OCLC: ocm42810839
  • ISBN: 1571103104 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781571103109 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xiii, 314 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers, ©2000.

Content descriptions

Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-314).
Contents: Part I: The foundation of meaning -- Chapter 1. Strategic thinking -- Chapter 2. Strategic reading -- Chapter 3. Strategy instruction and practice -- Chapter 4. Teaching with short text -- Chapter 5. Book selection -- Part II: Strategy lessons and more -- Chapter 6. Making connections: a bridge from the new to the known -- Chapter 7. Questioning: the strategy that propels readers forward -- Chapter 8. Visualizing and inferring: strategies that enhance understanding -- Chapter 9. Determining importance in text: the nonfiction connection -- Chapter 10: Synthesizing information: the evolution of thought -- Chapter 11: Strategy instruction in context: three classroom portraits -- Chapter 12: Assessing comprehension: how do we know? -- Part III: Resources that support strategy instruction -- Appendix A. Great books and authors sets to launch strategy instruction and practice -- Appendix B. Great books for teaching content in history, social studies, science, music, art, and literacy -- Appendix C. Adult text sets -- Appendix D. Magazines and newspapers for kids and young adults -- Appendix E. Professional journals for selection of Children's books -- Appendix F. Response options for each strategy -- Appendix G. Assessment interview with fourth graders.
Subject: Reading comprehension.
Reading (Elementary)
Thought and thinking > Study and teaching (Elementary)
Children > Books and reading.
Children > Books and reading.
Lecture > Compréhension.
Lecture (Enseignement primaire)
Pensée > Étude et enseignement (Primaire)
Enfants > Livres et lecture.
Children > Books and reading.
Reading comprehension.
Reading (Elementary)
Thought and thinking > Study and teaching (Elementary)

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at ASLAN - Network. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Asbury University.


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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Kinlaw Library LB1573.7 .372.47 Gr.K-8 2000H37 2000 1150910601 KCL-CURR Available -

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